Resumes and Letters

A resume is a summary and highlight of your education, skills and experiences presented to a potential employer. It is a statement of facts illustrating your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Your resume is often the first impression you make on a potential employer. Investing time on resumes and cover letters that are professional, clear, and free of grammatical errors can increase your chances of landing an interview. Do you want help in preparing these important documents? SENR students and alumni can make an appointment with a Career Advisor at any time for guidance on resumes, CVs, and cover letters.  

Every other year, our office hosts an Employer Advisory Board meeting where we share out sample resumes. Employers from the various industries comment on what works best for them and this resume sample is produced as a result of their input. Here are a few more FAQ's for writing an environmentally focused resume :

How TO LIST YOUR Degree on a resume

Undergraduates in the School of Environment and Natural Resources will receive a Bachelor of Science in Environment and Natural Resources. See the examples below for guidance on how to list your degree pre and post-graduation:


The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Bachelor of Science in Environment and Natural Resources
Major:  Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife
Specialization: Forest Ecosystem Science
Expected date of graduation: May 2017

Post-graduation/the term you will graduate:

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Bachelor of Science in Environment and Natural Resources, May 2017
Major: Forestry, Fisheries and Widlife
Specialization:  Forest Ecosystem Science

Example resumes and letters

Brutus Buckeye Resume and Comments
Betty Buckeye Graduate Student & Alumni Resume

Current SENR students: For more sample resumes, cover letters and thank you letters, see the SENR Career Development Resources page in Carmen.

Check out this SAMPLE RESUME or find additional resume resources HERE.

List of Action Verbs for your resume

Alumni Sample Resume

Graduating Senior Sample Resume

Sample Thank You Letter

2021 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Mrs. Linda Smith
My Dream Job Company
300 Oak Street
Columbus, OH 43210

Dear Mrs. Smith:

Thank you for your courtesy and generous time you gave to our meeting yesterday.  I enjoyed learning more about the
remediation projects your company is working on in the Central Ohio area.  The more I heard about the work
being done by your firm, the more excited I became to relate my experiences to meet the challenges your company faces.

I wanted to take this opportunity to point out that I am registered for a wetland delineation course next semester being taught by
one of your chief scientists.  I am confident that this course will enhance my knowledge foundation in my work with wetlands.

Again, thank you for the informative interview.  It was a pleasure to meet you and your staff.  If you should require any further
information about my application materials, please contact me at 614.123.4567.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.  It
would be my pleasure to work for you and for my Dream Job Company.



Bob Roberts

Questions?  Contact Career Services!